We’ve all been there. The dreaded blind date. The nerve wrecking job interview. The big meeting with a new client. It’s up to you to light the spark that leads to that second date. It’s your job to answer those interview questions flawlessly and kill it in that make-or-break-your-career presentation. While we can’t promise these tricks will get you hired, promoted, or a chance at a second date, here are 4 scientifically proven methods you can use to improve your chances. The rest is up to you.
According to a University of Alabama study by William F. Chaplin, PhD., a firm handshake is key to making a great first impression. The study supported what you might have already guessed- that men tend to have firmer handshakes than women. You might even think this puts men at an advantage. However according to this site, the study also found that women who had firm handshakes received equally positive responses and in some cases were viewed more favorably than their male counterparts So what does this mean? It means no matter who you are, a firm handshake could be the key to your success.
But what if you aren’t meeting someone in real life? What if you’re simply introducing yourself via Skype or a YouTube video? Or what if you are doing business in a culture that doesn’t shake hands?
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